I met my boyfriend on Tinder…strangely enough he happened to be the love of my life, because out of millions I had actually found him. I hadn’t even considered it possible since there were so many pricks on Tinder, so when I matched with him my guard was up. Here’s why…I thought that the control was all in my hands, down to me, and that I could filter out the pricks, the obvious pussy hunters and the cheap romantics, but it’s unbelievable how many there are out there…I thought love was dead, and I am lucky to have been able to find love, but some guys make you question the concept…I was, previously, a non believer. Had been single all the way until I was seventeen, hadn’t had a first kiss and didn’t even know how to communicate with the opposite sex, but I didn’t even want to. I had seen so many people hurt, and could label the classic dunce that made me cringe… I had experiences with a few pricks, where after a few minutes texting, I wanted to dropkick them. So here are the guys that you may come across, but they come in the bad category. Please know that there are lovely guys out there, but man you have to do a lot of digging!
1.) Mr Pussy Hunter I had a load of these in the beginning…after the casual ‘Hey’ (or sometimes not) there would be the ‘I’m going to be honest’ line…I admit I had fun, and flirted occasionally, but after I had called it a night I would delete them straight away. This guy will either get straight to the point, or will compliment and butter you up before revealing his true intentions. Tinder is actually a dating site, but due to the well-known fact that people use it just to hook up…well…you know the rest…I think that due to this stereotype lots of Mr Pussy Hunters are there, rearing to go once they get a match.
2.) Mr Liar This guy will lie about his height, his hobbies or absolutely anything to seem more appealing. Sure, height doesn’t really matter to me because almost everyone is taller, but why lie about things? Why make it out that you have a certain way of life, because you will slip up, and then people will just know that you’re not someone they want to consider for a date. Other types of liars are the ones that say they will talk again sometime, or they say lets meet up but then they never show. I had a lot of guys disappear after a conversation where they seemed interested, but I had never met anyone on Tinder until I met my boyfriend. I urge people to be wary about meeting people on Tinder. Have a friend with you or go to a public place so that you’re safe, but also so that if you do get stood up, then you and your bud can just go get a Costa XD
3.) Mr ‘I will educate you about shit’ Urgh…this guy can talk, but he can talk on and on as if he’s an expert. He might be, but who cares? If I’ve just matched with you I do not want an essay on a topic which I might not even be interested in, and yes passion is cute, but not when it’s about dung beetles or computer science! I value intelligence, but still…leave it for another time. Please. Another type of this guy is someone who will share his life experiences as if he’s an old man with a hundred stories to tell. Again, whoopee do, but also…let the other person talk. If they respond with really short messages, they don’t care, or they feel like they’re just being lectured and not talked to. Be considerate sweet pea :p
4.) Mr ‘Hey babe, let’s get down and dirty’ Similar to Mr Pussy Hunter, but he’s not after a real fuck, but rather some dirty material to wank over. He may get straight to the point, or he may talk a while before revealing his true intentions. Sometimes it may take a few days before this, but after that one night a suggestive message turns into full-blown dirty talk, then you may not be able to have a ‘normal’ conversation again. Once he knows he can get it out of you, he’ll try again, and at that point you may realise he doesn’t really care about you, and had no intention to meet you, but to rather just use you for occasional flirting. It sucks, but these men exist, and hey ho…time to click that ‘unmatch’ button.
5.) Mr ‘What’s your Snapchat, send me a pic’ Jeez…so many of these exist. If you go and read a profile which has their Snapchat on display, then it screams that he’s talking to other girls, and that he might just be a big flirt. It’s not a good sign, and as soon as we do get that message…I for one am out of here! I’m not going to show a stranger who is miles away my breasts, and for the record it feels degrading because they don’t care about you, they just want to see a pair of tits. I would rather get to know someone than to feel like an object for a guy to wank over, or to judge and criticise. Some girls may love this, but me…nope. If you ever want to get serious avoid this at all costs, and while you’re at it…no dick pics, but in all honesty we can turn this around and look to the ladies and say ‘Please…pleasepleaseplease…no pictures of your intimate area! Or nipple pics!’
6.) Mr Cheap Pick Up Line Some girls may love the Pick Up Lines, but I for one just cringe and wonder how a guy can lack originality. Yes, you may be nervous or excited, but no. Yes, the usual ‘Hey’ is a weak point to start, but some of these Pick Up Lines are either sleazy, rude or way too soppy. Plus, it gives off a certain image of you as a person, and raises the question: how many girls have you used that line on? In fact, did you do a quick Google search for a Pick Up Line that you thought was suitable? Just avoid them!
7.) Mr Awkward Questions He will ask you things that make you squirm and feel uncomfortable, whether they are rude, gross or just plain weird. He will make it out as if you’re judging or being the weird one if you comment on his behaviour, and will make you feel even worse. Some of these guys are less rude and gross, but more intrusive into your personal life. Asking things that you have only ever revealed to your mate and made them vow never to tell a soul! If he is asking really awkward and personal questions, tell him to back off or try to be subtle and change the topic. If he doesn’t get the hint…’unmatch’.
8.) Mr Sulky I’ve had this one…the one that will be offended if you are not itching to get to know them or say that you want to be with them. The one I was matched with sent me a list of things like ‘1-I want to kiss you’, and asked me which number I would choose. I chose the ‘let’s be friends’ one because it was safe and I didn’t really know him yet, at all, and the other options were…iffy. But…behold! He got sulky because I didn’t give him the answer he wanted, and he started getting very irate and annoyed with me. I decided I wasn’t going to tolerate the childish immature behaviour, and hit the unmatch button. If he sulks with you because you didn’t give what he wants, or you didn’t give in to his demands…it’s not worth it. He’s not mature enough to deal with something like a real relationship, or even the possibility of it. STAY CLEAR OF THIS!
9.) Mr High and Mighty This guy thinks he’s God’s gift, the bee’s knees and whatever, and he wants you to know it. Maybe he’s trying to be confident, or to show off his good points, but what he’s really doing is being inconsiderate about you and focusing all on himself. It get’s boring and one-sided, and perhaps…perhaps it’s a sign he’s in love with himself if he’s only capable of talking about himself. If you do get a chance to talk and he looks down on you, or tries to correct you…he’s Mr High and Mighty, Why bother with this type? Even if he gives a compliment, or flatters you…if it’s all about him, I’d run for the hills and then keep on running.
10.) Mr I don’t have a life You try to get a conversation going, but every time you try, he gives a deadpan answer that doesn’t give you anything to work with. ‘What you up to?’ may be met with ‘Nothin much’ or ‘Just on the Xbox’. Now, there’s nothing wrong with loving Xbox time, but if that is all you do, then she wants no part of it unless she does the same I suppose. It makes you out to be a ‘Do Nothin, Wants Nothin In Life Guy’, and that is not riveting. TRY TO MAKE INTERESTING CONVERSATION! I have tried so many times to get a conversation going, only to get half-assed answers, and it gets boring pretty fast. If you want the girl, work for the girl, like she works. It’s a joint effort, and a two-way street. Meet in the middle at least.
11.) Mr Lad This is a hard one to describe, and mostly just my own stereotype of what I really dislike in guys. Maybe you will disagree, and feel free to do so, but no hate please. ‘A Lad’…some people use this term positively, but it has become a very bad term for me. He’s the one who drinks a lot and goes out to pick up girls, and then brags about it. He’s the one playing with girls hearts, and keeping count of the girls he’s slept with. He goes out to parties, but hopes to get a little side action from a pretty girl, and has lots of one night stands, and has often had a mishap with a condom in his drunken stupor with girl he’s known for fifteen minutes, but he wants a quickie upstairs with her. This is a big fat stereotype of mine. I’ve thought this while looking at a load of Tinder profiles, and yes…maybe I’m being judgmental and not all guys are like that, but if I get a whiff of ‘Lad’ from a profile…I’m not playing. I don’t want to mess with that shit.
12.) Mr Where Do You Live? Do not, at all costs, tell a Tinder Bloke where you live. Just don’t. Alarm bells are sounding, and I’m having visions of seeing the guy on my doorstep demanding sex or maybe even wanting something worse. I’ve had a guy ask where I live so he could drive down and fuck me, and really, it scared me. Really scared me. Instant ‘unmatch’, and then proceed to rock in the corner kind of stuff. If he wants to know your exact address…don’t do it.
Now, maybe you disagree with some of my points, or think I’ve missed out a Tinder Type, but let me tell you this: They are not all like this. I’ve had lovely conversations with guys who are more than decent, but it just takes time and a lot of looking past all the bullshit that other guys throw at you. Plus, become a genius of sorting through the profiles, and looking out for any possible signs of him being ‘a dick’. We all want Mr Right…no girl deserves less.